University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computing and Information Systems (Distance Learning) (Top-up)

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Course summary

Overview If you've already started your career and want to top up your HND or Foundation degree (FdA) to a full Bachelor's degree, this BSc Computing and Information Systems top-up degree course is the right course for you. Computers and internet systems play an increasingly large role in our day-to-day lives – from the streaming services we watch our favourite shows on, to national patient databases used to record and prescribe patient care. This has created a surge in demand for professionals to create and maintain these essential devices and networks. Study anywhere that suits you, over two years, while building your career in computing, information systems, ecommerce or web services. Develop skills to enhance your performance in your current role, or be ready to take on a senior role in system design, analysis, software engineering or online course development. Course highlights

  • Develop your expertise in advanced database concepts, management of information systems and e-commerce, project management and web management and development
  • Design and develop your own piece of software, hardware or network system as part of your final year project
Careers and opportunities You could use this top up course to pursue a more senior role with your current employer. Or you could apply what you learn to a new role in any industry that needs experts in computing and information systems. Experienced information systems managers can earn an average salary upwards of £40,000, as can experienced systems analysts. If you prefer software engineering, you could earn an average salary from £25,000 to £50,000. Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level in areas such as health informatics, forensic IT and networking, or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University. Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:
  • IT management
  • network design
  • software engineering
  • computer programming
  • web development
What jobs can you do with a computing and information systems degree? Roles they've taken on include:
  • business continuity analyst
  • software engineer
  • web developer
  • systems analyst
  • computer programmer
  • online course developer
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level in areas such as health informatics, forensic IT and networking, or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • Project Management
Year 2 The core module in this year is:
  • Final Year Major Project

Assessment method

How you're assessed You’ll be assessed through:

  • multiple choice tests
  • essays
  • mini projects
  • presentations
  • review articles
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.


How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

An appropriate HND, Foundation degree, relevant Advanced Diploma or successful completion of 2 years of degree study in an appropriate subject.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

**Undergraduate fees for 2022 entry will be available shortly.** For further fee information please visit https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance
Computing and Information Systems (Distance Learning) (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS